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Heart Rate Max Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Max.

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Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m...  Read more

Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror...  Read more

The Best Fat-Burning Advice

Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di...  Read more

Basking in the Orange Glow of Orangetheory Fitness

Fifteen minutes into my first Orangetheory Fitness workout, I was hooked. The music was energetic, the group's spirits were high and, despite my overwhelming hatred for running, I actually thought I had pretty decent form as I pounded the (treadm...  Read more

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

Will be picking up a heart rate monitor tomorrow.
Updated 2/5/2016 10:47:19 PM

Will be picking up a heart rate monitor tomorrow. Found some marked down from$100 to $32 and $60 to $20....not sure which one I'll get... Excited though.......  Read more

I'm feeling proud today! I have heart conditions t
Updated 2/5/2016 1:27:21 PM

I'm feeling proud today! I have heart conditions that has made my 50 lb loss so incredibly hard at times. But today I did the first day of couch to 5k! I've always dreamed of being a runner but have been held back physically. I'm fighting now!...  Read more

I am experiencing irregular heart beat. My heart
Updated 2/4/2016 10:20:25 PM

I am experiencing irregular heart beat. My heart starts and my blood pressure goes up. Hasn't happened for a while. Twice this week. Wondering if I can vount it as excercise. Have an appointment with a cardiologist....  Read more

BMR is your Basal Metabolic Rate, which is the num
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BMR is your Basal Metabolic Rate, which is the number of calories your body burns on a daily basis to perform its basic tasks like breathing and pumping blood. It varies based on your age and weight....  Read more

If you aren't using a heart rate monitor, you can
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If you aren't using a heart rate monitor, you can either use one of the dancing options OR low impact aerobics option. Coach Denise...  Read more

Monitor your Resting Heart Rate

Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra...  Read more

Know your TRUE resting heart rate

Take your pulse (at wrist or neck is best) before you get out of bed. Count the # of beats in a minute. Then, knowing this as your true resting heart rate, you can find out what intensity you need to be working at during cardio in order to reach yo...  Read more

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

How many calories are you really burning with that video workout?

Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they aren’t very accurate--especially for some of the newer f...  Read more

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more